Shannon's Deal (1990–1991)

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Once a successful corporate lawyer at a prestigious Philadelphia law firm, Jack Shannon lost his marriage and his job, due in part to a compulsive gambling habit. While Shannon maintains a ... See full summary »

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1991   1990  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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 Jack Shannon (11 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Lucy Acosta (11 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Neala Shannon (11 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Wilmer Slade (10 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 D.A. Todd Spurrier (9 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Lou Gondolf (9 episodes, 1990-1991)
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Once a successful corporate lawyer at a prestigious Philadelphia law firm, Jack Shannon lost his marriage and his job, due in part to a compulsive gambling habit. While Shannon maintains a good relationship with his daughter, his professional career has hit rock bottom. He becomes a general practioner of law, gaining a loyal secretary in Lucy Acosta when he manages to free her boyfriend from jail. Shannon also gains an unlikely investigator in Wilmer Slade, a verbose enforcer for one of the many loan sharks to whom Jack is in debt. Although he has sworn off gambling, Shannon continues to use his skill as a cardplayer to help him work out his cases, and he always tries to work out deals for his clients without having to go to court. Written by Mark Limvere-Robinson

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13 April 1990 (USA)  »

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Writer-director John Sayles wrote the teleplay for the pilot movie and directed one of the episodes. He also has a cameo role in the episode "Words to Music" as a jealous boyfriend who gets into a confrontation with Jack Shannon. See more »

Quotes

Lucy Acosta: You did the right thing, boss.
Jack Shannon: Maybe. Did something I thought I'd never stoop to.
Lucy Acosta: Going around the law?
Jack Shannon: Cheated at cards.
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Shannon's Deal
9 February 2005 | by (Fort Lauderdale, FL) – See all my reviews

Shannon's Deal was a well-written, well-acted show. Jamey Sheridan was a perfect fit to play Jack Shannon, an attorney who was starting over with his own law office. The show played out more like a detective show than a typical show about a lawyer. Shannon was usually hunting down leads in an overcoat and even had the small office with the loyal secretary. It was created by John Sayles who also appeared in an episode.

With so many shows being released on DVD hopefully Shannon's Deal can find it's way there as well. Until then I suppose we can take comfort in that Who's The Boss? season one box. It was a high quality show at a low quality time. No wonder it didn't last.

If anyone has any episodes out there let me know!


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